The Iranian plateau - source of civilization and inspiration Sustainable architecture
Author: Stefano Russo
Translator: M. Yazdani, A. Heydarian, D. Bianchi
Year of publication: 2009
Number of pages: 240
The book deals with the magnificent solutions that human ingenuity has been able to devise, adopting particular construction techniques, in order to live in a vast territory, such as the Iranian plateau, where the desert environment is certainly not conducive to the development of human activity . But it is precisely in these places and in these extreme conditions that the great civilizations were born and affirmed.
On the routes of the caravaners cities like "A Thousand and One Nights" have sprung up, such as Esfahan, Shiraz, Nain, Kashan and Yazd, with bazaars, caravanserais, mosques and hammams, provided with every comfort through the invention of the first ice-houses, of the first water and wind mills, ventilated tanks for good water maintenance, wind towers for natural cooling of buildings and special "refrigerated rooms".